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Raspberry Pi inspires a generation in rural India

Sonia Uppal

Raspberry Pi is being used in a project to teaching underprivileged teens in rural India how to code. The two year project called Pi á la Code is the inspirational idea of Sonia Uppal, an exceptional high-school student from California, who described it on the Raspberry Pi Organisation blog. After attending a school in Bangalore, India, Uppal moved to the San Francisco Bay ...

Measure magnetic field with open source teslameter

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A Slovenia-based start-up called Red Pitaya has created a programmable test and measurement instrument which runs open source software and it has posted its first test applications on the internet. The board can be configured as an oscilloscope, an arbitrary waveform generator or spectrum analyser by downloading software applications from the company’s online marketplace. One design project describes an open ...

Raspberry Pi has a rival in Germany which goes on sale in April

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The first 1,000 BeagleCore modules (BCM1) and 500 BeagleCore starter-kits (BCS1) will be available from April through distributor Conrad Electronic. BeagleCore BCM1 is a small form-factor computer module (48 mm × 31 mm × 3.5 mm) for industrial or commercial applications with all core features of BeagleBone Black. German developer Martin Steger writes: “BeagleCore is completely compatible to BeagleBone – the ...

Microsoft starts selling Raspberry Pi with Windows 10

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Microsoft is now selling Raspberry Pi 2s Model Bs in its online store The Raspberry Pi 2s Model B is  being bundled with a 8Gbyte microSD card with Windows 10 IoT embedded at a price of $47. The second-generation Raspberry Pi delivers six times the processing capacity of previous models. This is because it has an upgraded Broadcom BCM2836 processor with 1Gbyte of ...

Intel’s maker module goes on sale

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Genuino 101 (also known as Arduino 101), the low cost embedded development module from Intel is available from Mouser Electronics. The Genuino 101, which is based on the Intel’s tiny processor module dubbed Curie, is the microprocessor firm’s bid to enter the entry-level markets for makers and educational use. The Arduino 101 fits the form factor of the Arduino Uno, ...

Raspberry Pi gets a big and glitzi display

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I have spotted this interesting Raspberry Pi display project on the Adafruit community blog. A design project by Tony Dicola takes an RGB Matrix HAT for the Raspberry Pi, supplied by Adafruit, and daisy chains 12 32×32 LED matrices to create a large display. The display’s aspect ratio needs to be as close as possible to the Pi’s output to reduce distortion. You ...

Raspberry Pi Zero gets a neat USB hub

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Looking to connect your Raspberry Pi Zero to a USB hub to add Wi-Fi and a keyboard and mouse? Maker Matt Brailsford (aka Circuitbeard) has come up with a design using off-the-shelf components and which is straight-forward to build. As an alternative to connecting the Pi to an external hub, you can build your own ‘integrated’ hub design. Matt’s approach is ...